Springfield -- The Illinois Senate
plans to present a concealed-carry gun bill which keeps local firearms laws
But a spokeswoman for President John
Cullerton says Senate Democrats will also consider a House version that
overturns ordinances like Chicago's
Committee votes on both measures could
come as early as today.
The House approved a carry plan last week
that also invalidates local firearms regulations.
Cullerton calls that an
"overreach." His spokeswoman Rikeesha Phelon says a bill sponsored by
Sen. Kwame Raoul will likely be re-written to mimic the House version without
the pre-emption of local laws and to make other changes.
A federal appeals court gave Illinois until June 9 to
adopt a concealed-carry law.
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